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Contactless payments on bus services

Transit Systems is the latest bus operator to have the contactless payment technology fitted to their Inner West and southern bus services, so you can now tap on and off using your credit card on Opal readers on Transit Systems bus services across the Inner West and south including Tempe, Marrickville, Sydenham, Newtown, Canterbury and Dulwich Hill.

Contactless transport payments are currently being rolled out to all Opal-enabled buses in stages. Transport expects that contactless payments will be available on all buses in the Opal network by the end of October.

If you tap with your credit or debit card you now receive the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card. You can also use your mobile wallet on your smartphone, tablet or wearable device that is linked to your American Express, Mastercard or Visa card.

Benefits include:

  • $2 discount for every transfer between modes (train, ferry, bus or light rail) as part of one journey. The Opal Transfer Discount does not apply when transferring between light rail and Sydney Ferries.
  • Half price travel after eight paid journeys in a week.
  • Fares capped daily, weekly and on Sundays.
  • 30% discount on train fares outside peak times.

Note: contactless payments are not accepted for Transport Park&Ride.

Contactless enabled bus operators

Transit Systems inner west network map
Inner Western and southern suburbs including Tempe, Marrickville, Sydenham, Newtown, Canterbury and Dulwich Hill.

Busways Western Sydney network map
Outer-western Sydney services in the Blacktown, Richmond, Mt Druitt and Penrith areas.

Hillsbus network map
North-western Sydney services in the Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Dural and Baulkham Hills areas.

Dion's Bus Service route maps
Wollongong. Services operating in the Northern Suburbs, and the Wollongong Free Shuttle.